What is an Accounting Bridge Program?
The accounting bridge program at Grand Canyon University is an option for students with a bachelor’s degree in an approved business field, other than accounting, to more easily earn their accounting master’s degree. The bridge program prepares business students with the fundamental background knowledge they need to enroll in an MSA program. The courses taken during the accounting bridge program are the introductory courses to an MSA, ensuring that students get a head start in their graduate-level studies.
Prepare for a Master of Science in Accounting with a Bridge Degree
The accounting bridge program is comprised of 32 credit hours and can be completed in 12 months. Bachelor’s degree holders who are working full-time can take bridge program courses online with GCU, making it easier to balance work and school. Advancing your career with an online bridge program in accounting could not be easier.
The bridge to MS accounting program will cover all of the topics needed to transition from a degree in a business-related field to an MSA program. Some of these topics include:
- Accounting cycle
- Financial statements
- Principles of accounting
- Cost-volume-profit analysis
- Capital investments
- Income statements
- Retirement benefits
Next Steps After an Accounting Bridge Program
Students who complete the accounting bridge program at GCU are eligible to enroll in the Master of Science in Accounting program. This program prepares students to complete the Uniform CPA Examination. This exam is required for achieving a CPA license in your state, residence or practice.
Accountants with advanced degrees can find themselves in management and leadership positions in corporate and public accounting. If you see yourself as a future Chief Financial Officer, a bridge in accounting program may be the right path for you. Learn more about the bridge to the MS accounting program at Grand Canyon University to continue your career path.
* Please note that this list may contain programs and courses not presently offered, as availability may vary depending on class size, enrollment and other contributing factors. If you are interested in a program or course listed herein please first contact your University Counselor for the most current information regarding availability.
* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Programs or courses subject to change.